After an ischemic stroke, how long does it usually take for the brain swelling to subside?

Days. When an ischemic stroke occurs, peak of brain swelling starts in 3-4 days after the stroke. It will last for several days and then subside slowly.
Ischemic stroke. Usually it takes several weeks to completely clear the swelling though sometimes it can clear in sooner, meaning within 2-3 weeks. It is all based on how severe the stroke affected the brain.
Depends. If it is a small stroke, a week or two. If it us a larger stroke it can take quite a bit of time for all the swelling to go away (2-6) weeks.

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How long does it usually take for the brain swelling to peak & subside after an ischemic stroke?

3-5 days. Depending on the size of the initial stroke, 3-5 days is a fair "peak" period. Most danger is in the first week.

How long does it usually take for the brain swelling to peak & subside from an ischemic stroke?

Peak. Swelling or edema from a sizable ischemic cerebral infarct (stroke) tends to peak about 48-72 hrs after initial insult then ebbs over the subsequent 72-96 hours.
Brain Edema. Brain usually develops swelling starting 3 days after stroke and peak 5 days and decreases in 7 days. Your brain can swell as a result of injury, illness, or other reasons. Brain swelling, though, can quickly cause serious problems -- including death. It's also usually more difficult to treat, because the bony skull doesn't let the brain to expand...

Is brain swelling inevitable after right-side ischemic stroke?

No it isn't. Brain swelling depends upon the size of injury and whether there has been a hemorrhage. Larger strokes more likely.
Size of stroke. The amount of swelling, or edema, around a stroke is related to the volume of tissue infarcted. For a small stroke, swelling shouldn't be a problem. For a major hemispheric stroke, swelling can be life threatening and even sometimes require brain surgery to relieve pressure caused by the swelling.

Do I need to look at how long the symptoms of neurological deficit lasted in cerebral ischemia to know whether this is a TIA or a ischemic stroke?

No. A TIA was originally defined based on symptoms resolving within 24 hours (48 hours by some). A longer version was called a TIND (reversible ischemic neurologic deficit). This is no longer current terminology. The current definition is an episode of reversible symptoms with no tissue damage. A stroke is an episode with tissue (brain) damage.
Yep. TIA stands for transient, which means temporary. The symptoms should resolve in 72 hours (generally).
Yes, duration matter. Yes. The symptoms of TIA usually lasts for a few seconds to up to few minutes. If the symptoms lasts more than half hour, though they might be still from TIA, I would advice to call 911 and get to ER as soon as possible to get the maximum advantage of the available treatments.
Yes. Sudden neurological signs and symptoms would indicate a stroke if the symptoms persisted for many hours or a day or more and MRI shows brain damage (infarction). If the neurological symptoms resolved within a day or so, and a MRI was done afterward and was normal, it would indicate a Transient Ischemic Attack. SEE www. Bit. Ly/1qu6w2M.
Yes, and no. These are clinical definitions : TIA lasts less than 24 hours (and may last seconds) and a stroke lasts more than 24 hours. Now that we have MRI and CT scans most people define stroke as something that results in an infarction on CT or MRI. MRI is the most sensitive of the two tests, especially in the first 24-48 hours.
Durations. A typical transient ischemic attack lasts about 20-30 minutes in general, but some might be a bit longer. Yet, if the symptoms persist over 24 hrs, almost certainly a stroke and may be visualized on an MRI. Generically, both should be treated in a preventative fashion to curtail recurrence.

33 year old mom's massive ischemic stroke now having secondary edema/swelling 7-10 days later. What to do?

Critical issue. Stroke in younger patients, especially a massive event, is invariably associated with localized brain edema, which can be life threatening. The issue here involves increased intracranial pressure, and she should be followed via use of a pressure bolt. Both medical and surgical interventions can play a major role, and hopefully a neurosurgeon is involved. Have a family conference with docs.
Request neurosurgeon. In some instances, especially in young stroke victims with large territory stroke, an emergent hemicraniotomy may be performed. It all depends on timing after the insult, size, etc. You may ask for a neurosurgery consult.

What do we do? 63 year old mom's massive ischemic stroke now having secondary edema/swelling 7-10 days later?

Stroke. Edema happens 5-7 says after stroke and then goes away. If she survives for this time, then she survives but will have weakness in one side. ..
Stroke. Swelling from a large stroke can be managed medically or surgically. The neurologist treating the stroke can help present the options and when it is the best time to use these interventions.

My Nephew, 11 years old had ischemic stroke in his left brain 2 months ago, with minor visible symptoms but he cant concentrate much on studies and cant memorize much he learnt in school. Can he recover?

He can. Improve with lots of patience and help. Hope the school and parents are there providing that support.
Yes! I'm an adult cardiologist, so this question may be better fielded by a peds cardiologist. However, in general we see recovery stretching out over 6-12 months before one is left with what one has for good. I'd say his youth gives even greater plasticity and hence recoverability potential. Let him know the whole medical community is rooting for him!
Yes, very likely. Children tend to have higher potential for recovery than adults, and he can certainly benefit from both speech and occupational therapies. But, need to know why this occurred and how to prevent future problems.

If a person suffers from an ischemic stroke, can they be damaged in the brain?

Yes. An ischemic stroke is due to the interruption of blood to an area of the brain. This loss of blood flow was prolonged, causing the brain tissue being served by the blood vessel to die-thus the designation of stroke. The amount of damage depends on the size of the blocked vessel and collateral flow. Collateral flow is from neighboring vessels that can "share" blood flow with the area lacking flow.